Published: Wednesday, 27th June 2018

A man has received a suspended prison sentence after illegally dumping waste on five occasions in Medway.

Vaclav Fibich, aged 41, formerly of Woodlands Road, Gillingham, pleaded guilty to five counts of fly-tipping when he appeared at Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court on 21 May.

Fibich dumped waste on 29 May 2016, 4 June 2016, 31 January 2017 and 29 May 2017 in Buttermere Close, Gillingham. He also committed a fly-tipping offence outside a department store in Gillingham Business Park on 2 July 2016.

Fibich was sentenced at Medway Magistrates’ Court on 13 June 2018 to a total of 12 months in prison, suspended for two years, and to pay court costs of £1,000 and a £115 victim surcharge.

'Fly-tipping is totally unacceptable'

Cllr Jane Chitty, Portfolio Holder covering enforcement at Medway Council, said: “Fly-tipping is totally unacceptable and this result shows the consequences of committing the offence in Medway. Fly-tipping is a selfish act and is not tolerated in Medway. We have a team of dedicated officers who respond to reports of fly-tipping and investigate each case to identify an offender. Thank you to the public for your continued efforts to report fly-tipping incidents and help us identify offenders. We rely on public information and will continue to take fly-tipping suspects to court and do all we can to help stop the offence being committed in Medway.”

If you see someone fly-tipping, report it online with as many details as possible, including the offender’s description and vehicle registration – www.medway.gov.uk The online reporting form can be used 24/7 and goes directly to the council’s enforcement officers, speeding up the response and giving more chance to identity the culprits. Together we can tackle fly-tipping.

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